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mikebore 02-12-2008 02:38 AM

Any probs using a back up as a utility drive?
 
Are there any issues booting from a back up to run say Disk Utility or Diskwarrior (when Leopard version out) to repair the source drive?

Thanks

mike

dnanian 02-12-2008 09:52 AM

You might find that the tool can't unmount the original drive, if the backup has a different name than the original.

robgo 02-13-2008 08:50 PM

I do that all the time.
 
I'm using Tiger, but I use disk utility and DiskWarrior from my back-up drives to repair, etc. my main drive. Drives have different names, not sure I've ever had any "unmount" problems, but then I probably always just reboot to the main drive once the utilities are done.


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